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Shiloh-Little Vine Singing

Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church,
South of Tallapoosa, Georgia (Off Hwy. 100)

Sunday, September 5, 2004

The annual all day Shiloh-Little Vine Sacred Harp Singing was held at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, near Tallapoosa (just off hwy. 100), Georgia on the first Sunday in September. Charles Woods called the class together leading 31b. Felton Denney offered the morning prayer. Charles Woods led 141; Charlene Wallace 135, 117 (for Carlene Griffin); Felton Denney 31t, 387.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Charles Woods; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Judy Henry and Miranel Swafford; Memorial Committee—Josephine Denney and Joyce Lambert.

Leaders: Stanley Edwards 56t, 35; Judy Henry 59 (for Nick Griffin, who is in the hospital), 225t; Josephine Denney 490, 452; Lonnie Rogers 33b, 348b; Katherine Benefield 373; Arlene Woods 147t, 147b; B.J. Harris 303, 503.


Stanley Edwards brought the class back to order with 37b. Leaders: Earlis McGraw 201, 385b; Mildred Patterson 167, 146; Jeff Sheppard 322, 319; Reba Windom 76b, 171; Evelyn Harris 155, 47t; Johnny Wright 284, 84; Ruth Daniels 335, 378t; Oscar McGuire 276, 283; Cecil Roberts 354b, 81t; Karleen Williams 203, 136.


The afternoon session was called together by Charles Woods leading 133. Hugh McGraw led 124 and 323b.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Joyce Lambert. Homer Benefield led 45t and 406 in honor of the sick and shut-ins which included: Jethicea Brooks, Nick Griffin, Gladys McGraw, Reby Stanford, Tom Murphy, Shirley Roberts, I.V. McWhorter, Alice Edwards, Lois Stanson, Cliffie Robinson Windom (92 years of age), and Mildred Johnson.

Shelbie Sheppard led 48t for the deceased: Mozelle Sheppard, Estelle Flowers, Gladys Simmons, Alonza Edwards, Ota Mae Murphy, and Roice Daniel.

Shelbie Sheppard led 164 and 551 for Nick Griffin who is seriously ill in the hospital. The memorial was closed.

Leaders: Miranel Swafford 32t; Robert Chambless 75; Joyce Lambert 111t, 127; Judy Chambless 47b; Bill Windom 271t, 28b; Ray Holley, Joyce Holley, and Bonnie Gentry 405, 120; Ellen Waters 68b; Reba Windom 36b; Oscar McGuire 441; Jeff Sheppard 556; Stanley Edwards 340; Cecil Roberts 284, 235; Ray Holley 282.

Announcements were made. Charles Woods and Stanley Edwards led 46 as the closing song. Elder Homer Benefield offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Charles Woods; Vice Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.